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Accessible iPad Apps -

iPads are one of the hottest technologies of the last five years. My nephew, who is dyslexic, has found his to be a great help. For him the clarity of the screen has ben its greatest selling point. That has got me wondering about iPad Apps that might be useful across other disabilities. I've been delving around the 'net and here are some articles I found interesting.

Steff Green at the picks her top 6.

Six of the Best Accessible IPad Apps – The Disabled Shop Blog


Six of the Best Accessible IPad Apps. By Steff Green · A finger hovers above ipad. The iPad has been hailed as one of the most important technological innovations of the new millennium, and it's making the news not just because of its sleek

If you are interested in how an iPad can be used with Switch access, have a read of Jane Farrell's blog article.

The APPlicator – switch access to MORE apps and music too


However – I think one of the best features is that the default settings provide access to the four most commonly used keystrokes within switch accessible iPad apps. Switch port 1 is setup to send “space” – which allows me to

Jane has tweeted too:

And for visually impiared photographers Luis perez had done a very detailed review on Apple's iPhoto app from his point of view, using Voiceover. He seems to have been genuinely impressed with its accessibility.

iPhoto App and Accessibility « The Website of Luis Perez


iPhoto App and Accessibility. March 12, 2012. This weekend I finally had a chance to try out the new iPhoto app Apple released along with iPad 3 (or as they are calling it “the new iPad.”) As an aspiring photographer I was impressed with the

Video Reviews

A video review of accessible apps for visually impaired people.

iPad Apps for the Low Vision Population

Carol, an Equipment Specialist at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indiana demonstrates a few iPad applications to assist people that have low vision.

And there's a really interesting article from Online Speech Pathology Programs.

The 30 Best Mobile Apps for Speech Pathologists | Online Speech


Communication (AAC). The following list is categorized by device, including one category that offers apps across the board, or that are not dependent on one technology to be accessible. iPad, iPhone. iPhone ArtikPix – Full version 2.2 is an update with flashcard and matching activities for children. It utilizes speech sound delays through 21 decks for the following sounds: th, f, v, ch, sh, k, g, s, z, l, r, s-blends, r-blends, l-blends, p, b, m, n, t, d, j. The decks are

And making use of the camera on the iPad 2 and the “New iPad”:

AppWriter English arrives on the App Store in all English speaking


Revolutionary assistive application for the iPad COPENHAGEN, Denmark―April 23, 2012―LingApps today announced that AppWriter, the first text editor for the. The powerful Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology in AppWriter means that any paper document or image becomes accessible. Through the integration of Mobile OCRKit, textbooks, photocopies and handouts are easily converted into text documents on the new iPad. The text can be spoken

And finally a couple of video review of the iPad from RNIB.

Apple iPad accessibility features – part 1 – low vision

Robin Spinks from RNIB gives an overview of the accessibility features built-in to the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. In part 1, Robin explains the accessibility features for people with low vision including magnification, inverted colours, ibook…

Apple iPad accessibility features – part 2 – speech

Scott Chesworth from RNIB gives an overview of the accessibility features built-in to the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. In part 2, Scott demonstrates the built-in speech features, Voiceover and an explaination of some of the gestures used with i…